ECHO-Chicago: Pediatric ADHD
The ECHO-Chicago ADHD curriculum is designed to address one of the most common chronic childhood disorders in the U.S. It is estimated that 9% of children ages 3—17 have a diagnosis of ADHD. Poverty further increases a child’s risk for ADHD, with greater prevalence among children living below the poverty level. Disparities in access to care for children living with ADHD are linked to race/ethnicity. African-American boys living in poverty are the most likely to be referred for mental health services and among the least likely to receive these services. ECHO-Chicago training provides primary care providers with the skills and knowledge to deliver care to children at risk for ADHD in their local community health center.
The target audience for this activity includes phyisicians and other allied health professionals in the Pediatrics specialty.
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- Identify patients who meet the criteria and diagnosis for ADHD;
- Define common therapies (medication and behavioral modification) in ADHD;
- Recognize and provide information about family, public, and school supports to patients and their families.
Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comer Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.